Deep in the DNA of a corn seed lies a genetic predisposition to thrive in tropical temperatures. However, soil temperatures at planting are more likely to be at 50–55 degrees F.
A search for the ideal plant population led DuPont Pioneer researchers to focus on ears grown per acre to help corn growers achieve maximum yield.
Syngenta released a new documentary to reinforce the ethanol industry's positive impact on the U.S. economy and American energy independence.
Syngenta names new corn herbicide premix (02/28/14)
Studying efforts to manage corn rootworms (02/27/14)
Preemergence herbicide programs for corn (02/24/14)
Importance of early season insect protection (02/19/14)
Utah Grain Bids (03/06/14)
Daily National Grain Market Summary (03/06/14)
Grain Prices Illinois River Barge Points (03/06/14)
California Weekly Grain Report (03/06/14)
Oklahoma Closing Cash Grain Bids (03/06/14)
Virginia Grain (03/06/14)
Exports: Corn net sales (finally) climb (02/27/14)
Exports: Corn net sales plummet 46 percent (02/21/14)
USDA: Corn sales tumble 25% from last week (02/13/14)
WASDE: Corn prices to stay under $5 (02/10/14)
Export sales: Corn tumbles 16 percent (01/24/14)
USDA: Corn sales start 2014 steady (01/09/14)
Corn exports slowly creep higher (12/19/13)
$4.75 corn in 2014? USDA thinks so (12/10/13)
Afternoon Comments 03/06
Strong export data boosted corn futures Thursday. The Black Sea situation seemed to weigh on grains Wednesday night. However, the weekly USDA Export Sales report proved quite supportive of the yellow grain market, since the latest total easily topped industry expectations. Traders may also be looking for bullish revisions on next Monday’s WASDE report. May corn climbed 9.0 cents to $4.91/bushel Thursday afternoon, while December gained 6.0 to $4.8925.